It’s Impossible For Anyone To Clone Card Readers, Says INEC

With 19 days to the Presidential election, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has assured Nigerians that Card Readers can neither be cloned or pre-loaded.

According to a source who spoke with The Nation newspaper, he said: “It is impossible to compromise Card Readers or pre-load the cards. We have enhanced the cards, we have increased the memory of every card and we have increased the capacity of the battery of each card.

”Nobody on the field can tamper with any card reader because you have to break the seal.”

Regarding preparation for the general elections, the source said: “Our plans are on course, we are happy with the speed.

”We are almost through with the engagement of ad hoc staff. In most cases, we recruit from the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) but the irony is that we do not have enough corps members.

“We will recruit students in final year or penultimate year in the universities where there is shortfall. We have established portals for the recruitment of ad hoc staff and as at Saturday, one million (1m) Nigerians have applied.”

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